Inside: Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Teens {Perfect for On the Go Families}.

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I would have to agree especially when it comes to teenagers. Teens are busy, between sports, school work, growing up, and just life in general. With these busy schedules, it’s important to have quick and easy breakfast options that fuel these busybodies.

If your house is anything like ours in the morning, then you know it gets CRAZY. Running late is a daily ordeal in our house, but we make sure to always grab our favorite healthy breakfast when running out the door.

Whether you are still driving your kid to school or they are driving on their own, choosing a meal option that is easy to take for the commute to school. Check out our favorite healthy breakfast ideas for teenage athletes and students.

Breakfast for Teenagers

What is the Healthiest Breakfast for a Teenager?

What exactly counts as a healthy breakfast? Here’s the core of a healthy breakfast ideas for teens:

  • Whole grains. Examples include whole-grain rolls and bagels, hot or cold whole-grain cereals, whole-grain English muffins, and whole-grain waffles.
  • Lean protein. Examples include eggs, lean meat, legumes and nuts.
  • Low-fat dairy. Examples include milk, plain or lower sugar yogurts, and low-fat cheeses, such as cottage cheese and natural cheeses.
  • Fruits and vegetables. Examples include fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, 100 percent juice drinks without added sugar, and fruit and vegetable smoothies.

Together, these food groups provide complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and a small amount of fat — a combination that packs health benefits and helps you feel full for hours.

Find options from these core groups that suit your tastes and preferences. And try to choose food from at least three of these four food groups to round out a healthy breakfast.

Easy Breakfast for Teenagers

Muffins + Cups

Muffins or bite-sized anything is a great option for early, busy school mornings. The one thing I love most about them is it’s easy for the kids to grab what they want to eat on the go or when they get to school. I love making a batch or two or different flavors on Sunday night, lasting us the rest of the week.

It can sometimes be difficult finding the “healthiest” option when it comes to these pastries, but I have found when I use mainly clean ingredients it helps. Plus we love to throw in a couple of sweet treats as a surprise every now and then.

Blueberry Pancake Bites: My kids love pancakes, but I just don’t have the time to make them each morning. What I love about this quick and easy breakfast recipe is that they have fresh fruit, I can make them on a Sunday and they’ll last for a few days, and they are delicious! Make this blueberry pancake bites recipe for your kids, you’ll thank me later

Chocolate Chip Muffins: I bet you have everything you need to make these delicious muffins in your pantry and fridge. They are a fun sweet treat that make a fun and delicious breakfast on the go for your kiddos.

Easy Breakfast Ideas for Teens

Healthy Cinnamon Apple Muffins: Yum! I love cinnamon apple-flavored anything, so does my daughter. This muffin flavor is perfect for fall mornings on the go.

Blueberry Oatmeal Cups: What a fun idea! I haven’t ever tried these myself, but I love the idea of them. We love overnight oats in this house, so I am sure this will be a hit. I love that in this recipe you can change up the fruit in this one recipe and create fun new variations of the oatmeal cups. Plus these are again a great option to bake ahead and take with you in the morning rush.

Overnight Oats

Speaking of oatmeal, let’s talk about one of our favorites, overnight oats! If you have never made overnight oats, first of all why? Second, you have to try it! It saves so much time in the mornings and makes the best healthy breakfast.

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats: This is one of our hands-down favorites. In this house we LOVE peanut butter and overnight oats, making this recipe a breakfast regular. This is a great recipe for busy teens, it keeps them fueled, full, and energized for their busy lives. I love knowing that we are starting the morning off right with this recipe.

Healthy Breakfast for Teenage Athletes

Strawberry Peach Overnight Oats: If you like more of a fruity start to your morning, then this recipe is packed full of sweet and refreshing fruit. This sweet and refreshing oast recipe is perfect for warmer mornings on the go.

Chocolate Chip + Banana: This is totally a teen favorite, the combo of banana and chocolate is a breakfast favorite. Again, packed full of energizing ingredients that will keep your teenager fueled and full till lunch!

Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Teens

Loaded Toast

If you have a few extra minutes in the morning, then making “fancy loaded toast” is a great protein-packed breakfast for teens. Although this requires more time in the morning, each of these recipes is something your teen is perfectly capable of making themselves.

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Toast: I know it might sound weird, but Greek yogurt is perfect on toast! Creamy, spreadable, and higher in protein than regular yogurt.

Almond Butter + Banana Toast: For when you’re craving something sweet, this combination satisfies. Spread your favorite nut butter, top with sliced bananas, and sprinkle on a pinch of ground cinnamon for a perfect filling, healthy breakfast.

Avocado + Egg Toast: It wouldn’t be a toast post without the holy grail of toasts…avocado! Sticking to the simple recipe theme, this healthy toast is packed full of great ingredients to start a teen’s morning.

Morning Recipes Teenagers Will Eat

More Great Ideas for Teens

If you like these breakfast ideas for teens then here are a few more ideas you and your teen might enjoy.

  • Lunch Box Ideas for Teens – There is so much more that can be done with lunch aside from sandwiches or lettuce and a few other veggies! We have come up with the ultimate list of healthy and easy lunch ideas that will keep your teen fueled for their busy afternoon. A few of our favorites include hummus wraps, burrito bowls, and Greek Chicken Flatbread.
  • Self-Care Ideas for Teenagers – Along with nourishing their bodies with healthy and fueling meals, maintaining positive mental health is important for busy teens. Self-care refers to the deliberate activities we do in order to meet our physical, emotional, and mental health needs. When we hear about self-care, it’s usually in reference to adults. However, let’s face it, teens are under a tremendous amount of pressure. These ideas are perfect for any stressed and busy teens.
  • Cute Hairstyles for Teens: Let’s throw in a fun one here, how about some trendy hairstyles. I love how creative and fun each of these teen hairstyles are! From cute braids, high ponytails, and messy buns each of these hairstyles are better than the next. They are fun and fresh for any teen you know.

Breakfast Ideas For Teens